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Orca Spirit Adventures

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Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company offering carbon neutral tours led by certified marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. Come aboard to...more
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all i highly recommend to get into the zodiac and not the boat/ferry, i know it's more convenient for some people, but it's better for the animals under the water. I got lucky too the guide that the group and i had, was...More

1  Thank Yohan911
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Yohan911, Thank you so much for taking the time to share you review for our future guests to read! We always love the passion and excitement our guests bring on board and their eagerness to learn. Our team is incredibly passionate about the wildlife...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful three hours in a zodiac. We were well wrapped up in purpose issued waterproof suits. The trip was very interesting. We saw hump backs and Orcas. Our guide Matt was very well informed and made the whole tour very interesting. We...More

1  Thank JNS111
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hello JNS111, Thank you so much for sharing your awesome review of your recent whale watching tour with us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Matt, he grew up on these waters and loves to share his passion and...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We booked the zodiac tour and we were not disappointed. The skipper knows his job, extremely friendly and a mine of information. He did his best to show us the orcas, whales and others marine animals. We were lucky indeed, September is a good time....More

1  Thank Hebus
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hello Hebus, The fall season can be a truly remarkable time on the water and we have been having incredible whale and wildlife viewing experiences paired with AMAZING weather! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent tour with us, I will be sure...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Because we did a whale watching tour before which was superb with Eagle Wing Whale Watching we could compare it very well. Unfortunately we did not see orca's the first time around so we thought lets go with the Orca Spirit, they even have it...More

Thank Sabine V
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hello Sabine, Orca Spirit Adventures was one of Victoria’s first whale watching companies and boast a huge history of success in bringing guests’ dreams of seeing whales in the wild to life. We sincerely apologize for the late departure of the vessel, this was a...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Have been on whale watches in other locals but this was the first Orca experience. Their shuttle picked us up at our hotel and we got a bit of a city tour as our driver continued his rounds to pick up the rest of whale...More

1  Thank Locksley9
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hello Locksley9, We love to hear from our guests and hear about the exciting wildlife encounters that they had on our tours! Thank you for taking the time to share your review, it sounds like you had a wonderful time on the water with us!...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Judging by the name and the fact that the coloured promotion leaflet has a large photograph of an Orca jumping out of the sea I was anticipating great viewings. Embarkation is easy as the office is near Fisherman's Wharf. We were in covered boat with...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Bluebellplasnewydd, Victoria is one of the best places in the world to view whales in the wild as we have the chance of viewing a number of different species of whales including humpback whales, resident and transient orcas, Minke, and gray whales. With that...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

As a wheelchair user I found this company very helpful. We had an amazing trip and saw lots of Whales. Matt our driver was very informative and interesting. Highly recommend this tripMore

Thank hawaiijulia
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Julia, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent whale watching tour with us. Matt is an incredibly passionate zodiac driver who loves to share his knowledge and experiences with his guests on board,...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

My daughter and I went out on a day when the weather was not the best and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, The upper deck is great for taking photos and seeing a large expanse of water. We saw many, many orcas. Our naturalist on the trip...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I had totally underestimated the majesty of seeing whales in their natural environment. An awesome experience. Our naturalist was an absolute delight, and so knowledgeable. We saw humpbacks, a sea otter, seals, and plenty of bird life. The crew made every effort to make our...More

Thank Gill H
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Gill, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words on TripAdvisor for our future guests to read! We are so lucky to have crew that are so passionate about what they do, and they love to share these unique and exciting...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon Whale watching. We saw about 25 Whales. Some came up close to our boat. The onboard staff are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and there is free tea and coffee available. Take a coat as it gets cold outside.

Thank Jeffroyals
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hello Jeff, One word - WOW! It sounds like quite the day on the water! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent tour and hope to see you on board again soon. All the best, Laura Sales Manager

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susanmoorhouse152
13 January 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
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Caitlinelisem412
10 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
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Steve C
30 November 2016|
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Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
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